Malaysiakini News

Mujahid: Underage marriage must be stopped

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

De facto Islamic Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa has condemned underage marriages, saying it defeats the rights of the child and negates the country's nation-building efforts.

Speaking to Malaysiakini, Mujahid called for child marriages to be stopped, and urged for a review of current laws that allow such unions.

"We need to improve the laws by having syariah and civil lawmakers sit together in order to come to a consensus in meeting the contemporary needs for child rights," Mujahid said...

Sign in


Welcome back,

Your subscription expires on
  

Your subscription will expire soon, kindly renew before
  

Your subscription is expired
  Click here to renew

You are not subscribed to any subscription package
  Click here to subscribe now

Any questions?
  Email: [email protected]
  Call: +603-777-00000

Renew